|Part of E-804|
|Length||272 km (169 mi)|
The Autopista AP-68 (also AP-68, Autopista Vasco-Aragonesa or Autopista del Ebro) is a Spanish autopista route. It connects Zaragoza with Bilbao via Tudela, Calahorra and Logroño. The entirety of the route forms the entirety of the European route E804.
The highway begins in link 22 of the AP-8 (E-70) and ends on link 318 of the A-2 (E-90) (Autovía del Nordeste). Built between 1974 and 1979 this highway was formerly known as A-68. It is about 295 km long.
In 2000, the José María Aznar government, the PP, extended the highway concession that expired in 2011 up to 2026, making its recovery impossible, as it was strongly criticized by the Aragon regions and the Basque Country, then governed by PSOE-Aragon and PNV, respectively. In exchange for the extension of the concession, certain tolls became cheaper. The closing date of the award is November 10, 2026.
The highway concessionaire has signed agreements with the Government of La Rioja and the Regional Government of Aragón to enable certain routes free of charge, provided the VIA-T device is used.
For journeys between the Cenicero (10) links and Agoncillo (13), inclusive, and intermediate, tolls are free for users of VIA-T.
Since February 1, 2008, light vehicles that perform return trips within a 24-hour period on any route between the Haro (9) links and Alfaro (16), inclusive, and intermediate, tolls are free for users of VIA-T. Until that date only the toll for the return trip was free, under the same conditions.
Since February 1, 2009, if a return trip is made between the Gallur (19) and Zaragoza (23) links in a 24 hour period, light vehicles are free where the same route is taken for the outward and return journey and the same VIA-T device is used.
In the Basque section a social toll is applied, only to citizens registered in Álava, with discounts for those taking more than 25 trips per month.
In Navarre the construction of the A-68 autovía has been accelerated, running mostly parallel to the highway, and its Navarre section is now mostly complete.
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- "A-68 / AP-68 (Autovía / Autopista del Ebro y Autopista Vasco-Aragonesa)". Retrieved 6 June 2013.
- "Article 2. Article 6 of the Royal Decree 3048/1982, of 12 November, reads as follows:" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2012-06-29.
"El período concesional, señalado en el artículo dieciséis del Decreto 2802/1973, de 2 de noviembre, de adjudicación de la concesión, se establece en cincuenta y tres años, contados a partir de la fecha de publicación del referido Decreto. (The concessional period, indicated by article 16 of decree 2802/1973 on 2 November, in the concessional adjudication, is established for 53 years from the date of publication of said Decree)"
- "... Dicha gratuidad está previsto sea de aplicación desde el 1 de septiembre de 2007 hasta el final del plazo de concesión, el 10 de noviembre de 2026." (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2012-06-29.